Two children of the same parents were on Friday crushed to death on their way to school by a commercial bus in Ita Oshin area of Abeokuta. The accident, according to an eyewitness, occurred at about 8am while the children were on their way to school. It was gathered that the bus lost control and ran over the students, killing two of the children who were twins and injuring the third, an elder brother. The eyewitness, a mechanic, said he and other sympathisers took the corpses of the 8-year- old twins and their injured 14-year-old brother to the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Aro.
He said, “We heard a sound and we quickly rushed down before we realised that a vehicle had knocked down some pupils in school uniform. “We immediately stopped a taxi and took the children to the hospital and the nurses tried their best. “But they later confirmed that the girls were dead while their brother is responding to treatment.” Mr Adegoke Adetunji, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, who confirmed the accident, said it was a lone accident in which the driver ran over the children. Adetunji blamed the driver for dangerous driving, saying that he lost control and ran over the children.
“We got the report of the accident, which happened about 8am, at Ita Oshin area of Abeokuta. “We gathered that the Toyota Picnic bus with registration number KTU 175 DZ was coming from Sango,” he said. He said that the driver of the vehicle, who tried to escape, had been arrested by the police and taken to Lafenwa police station in Abeokuta. The sector commander advised motorists to always avoid dangerous driving, saying they should also put into consideration other road users.